The Family Gamers Podcast
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How do gamers raise the next generation of geeks? How do you play games with your children without drowning in the monotony of Candy Land? How do you introduce your children to video games responsibly? Join Andrew and Anitra as they discuss gaming as a family with their three children. Listen to stories of their past, their successes and failures, and learn from their experiences. Mix this in with some giveaways, commentary about new stuff on the market, and a couple of interviews and you have The Family Gamers Podcast! If you're enjoying the show, please don't forget to leave a review, share with your friends, and subscribe!
||Clean44 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Hosting a Game Night||What do you do if you have been trying to get a group together to play boardgames, and suddenly you have more players than one game can fit? Host a game night, of course! Video games we’ve been playing: Zelda, Zelda,||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean43 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Jeff Johnston Interview||Anitra interviews Jeff Johnston, creator of MoonQuake Escape, Flashlights & Fireflies, and Toasted or Roasted||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Granite Game Summit||This past weekend, Anitra attended Granite Game Summit 2017 in Nashua, NH. It was a lot of fun, but also very different from the type of events we normally attend as The Family Gamers. We discuss what G2S was like, highlights of the show,||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41 – The Family Gamers Podcast – PAX East Interviews||This week's podcast is a compilation of interviews from the show floor at PAX East 2017. Andrew talks to Zoink Games, Andrew Innes (creator of Anomia), Jammed Up Studios, and GameWright.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Gaming Cooperatively or Collaboratively||We were inspired by our recent experiences playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild to talk about playing games collaboratively or cooperatively. We often talk about cooperative board games, but did you know there are many options for playing together with vi...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Druid City Games Interview||We interview James Hudson of Druid City Games, designer of Barnyard Roundup and publisher of The Grimm Forest. You’ll never believe what game introduced him to modern board gaming! James started playing board games with his family because he was tired .||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Twice Married||This week, we have special guests! Spencer & Lara Williams, of Married with Board Games, co-host the show with us and talk about their favorite games to play as a couple. What we played (MwBG) Clank, the deckbuilding adventure game (see their episode 1...||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The Toy Fair Marathon||Andrew went to NY Toy Fair last week. He saw more than we could possibly talk about! We give you the highlights in this extended edition of the podcast.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Learning through Games||Everyone knows that games are a great way to teach skills. But not all educational games are created equal: if a game isn't fun, it won't get played.||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Budget-Friendly Games||Looking for a good new game to play, but short on cash? Andrew and Anitra discuss a variety of games that can be had cheaply (under $20), including one that simply needs pen and paper!What we played recently: Anomia Duple Celebrity – this is a party ga.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Dennis Hoyle from Bellwether Games||We talk this week to Dennis Hoyle, one of the founders of Bellwether Games. We discuss a few of the games Bellwether Games publishes: The Princess and the Goblin – a maze-building, path-discovery game based on the George MacDonald story of the same nam.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Best of 2016||Welcome to the first show of 2017! We did a lot of gaming over the holiday season. What were your favorite games of 2016?||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Anticipation!||We talked this week about gifts ('tis the season, after all), new games, and games we are looking forward to in 2017.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Gift Guide 2016||We talk about our 2016 Holiday Gift guide. Find the whole list at http://thefamilygamers.com/holiday2016||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Winning||Do you let your kids win? That’s our pressing question for the week. How do you teach graceful winning and losing?What we played this week: Ticket to Ride (we highly recommend the 1910 expansion as well) Duple Go Bong!||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29 – The Family Gamers Podcast – with Kevin Craine||We interview Kevin Craine at Baba Geek Games, creator of Robit Riddle (currently on Kickstarter).||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG Tabletop games||Our favorite games from the tabletop area of Boston FIG 2016... and a special guest!||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG Digital||We played a LOT of games over Labor Day weekend, and then we went to Boston FIG! We have so much to talk about from BFIG that we decided to cover only the digital games in this episode. Games we played leading up to Boston FIG: New York 1901 Kingdom Bu...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Extended Play (Gotta Catch ‘Em All!)||Toys to Life, Collectibles, Living Card Games, Expansions||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Solo play||Playing board games solo is a great way to improve your skills, using strategy and critical thinking. There are unofficial solo variations available for nearly every game, mostly on BoardGameGeek.com, and there are even groups (ironically) dedicated to...||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Getting Stabbed In The Face Is Better Than Candy Land
It's a great show about family gaming. From the first episode their professionalism is obvious. There is no fumbling for ideas. The cast gets to the point directly and do not try to fill time for the sake of a long show. Andrew and Anitra are exploring the ins and outs of family gaming and the responsibilities of being a parent.
Anitra's moxy comes through in the first episode - "Getting stabbed in the face is better than Candy Land." I need that on a t-shirt.
Andrew seems like a nice guy too...
Kidding aside, I am priviledged to have a little inside information about possible future episodes and I can honestly say if you like gaming and want to involve your family, this is a show you should listen to.
Yep, It's my kind of show. I can't wait for more.
Entertaining and informative
Great succinct podcast that is both entertaining and informative. The husband & wife team, Anitra & Andrew, do a great job of keeping on point and discussing the fun and challenges of gaming and families.
Great new podcast
Fun new podcast about gaming as a family. I've enjoyed every episode!